European Audio Team (EAT)
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$1195.00 with $236.00 Ortofon 2M Blue cartridge
The EAT Prelude - an affordable high-end turntable! EAT is acclaimed for real high-end turntables and driving physics to the theoretical maximum. Especially with the use of mass, EAT designs reduce extraneous vibrations, resonances, and coloration of the sound. Now EAT offers for the first time, our most affordable turntable but still neutral in sound. Their basic design principle stays the same. Only a heavyweight aluminum platter can give you the correct speed and precision. The Prelude uses a low tolerance (0.01) polished stainless steel spindle in a soft bronze bushing, to ensure a super silent and smooth movement. This is the same base material as in their high-end designs.The base is made out of very dense MDF, which has eight layers of lacquer on it, to give a luxury look and finish. Competing products use a particle board chassis with glued laminate. EAT uses a free-standing 100% isolated motor with no connection to the plinth, which is the only way to ensure no motor vibrations are passed on. The Prelude also includes a precision diamond-cut pulley, a high damping, precision cut drive belt, and high purity balanced copper cable. Most customers in this price range will use a moving magnet cartridge. So EAT designed the new 9" A-Note tonearm that is a lightweight, ultra stiff and resonance-free carbon tonearm tube, which is fabricated as a single piece. They decided against a heavier metal headshell, as the lightweight design simply creates more ideal tonearm/cartridge resonance frequencies with a Moving Magnet cartridge. Very unusual for this price is the bearing block for the tonearm and the counterweight. The mass bearing block acts as an energy sink for all resonances from the cartridge as well as low frequencies from the plinth. The counterweight implements an anti-resonator damper to reduce the amplitude of the natural tonearm/cartridge resonance. In addition, the counterweight is marked to easily allow for setting the cartridge downforce, and the anti-skate is even easier! EAT chose one of the best buy cartridges available today, a perfect partner for Prelude, The $236.00 Ortofon 2M Blue. The discerned listener will admit that the Prelude tonearm will elevate the pre-fitted Ortofon cartridge to a completely new level. A hinged acrylic dustcover also is included, and the elegant piano lacquer finish fits into every home. In general, all low mass turntables tend to sound boomy because of the stored energy and vibrations. With the careful application of mass and stiffness, the Prelude will surprise you with an astonishing lack of coloration and great dynamics. It is the perfect start for a true audiophile hi-fi system!
$2,795.00 with $524.00 Ortofon Quinet Blue moving coil cartridge & dustcover TAS Recommended in 2018 Buyers Guide
$3,045.00 with $999.00 Ortofon Quinet Black moving coil cartridge & dustcover
$3,345.00 with $1299 Jo No5 MC cartridge & dustcover
$2545.00 with no cartridge
"Low in profile, and all gloss black and brushed silver, the C-Major fairly screams sophistication, and while it’s EAT’s least expensive turntable, it’s still obviously a luxury product. But the C-Major is far from an entry-level ’table. The whole shebang just oozed sophistication. There’s much to be said for a truly compact turntable -- one that echoes the simplicity, elegance, and user-friendliness of the Denons and Duals of yore. Combine such elegance with high-tech materials and exemplary finishing -- as EAT has in the C-Major -- and you’ve got a winner.
Listening to the Pro-Ject is like working for an insurance company. Listening to the C-Major was akin to taking an exciting holiday, the aural equivalent of climbing to Machu Picchu. And who doesn’t want to climb up to Machu Picchu!"
" It looks stunning in an understated, techy kind of way, and is easy to set up. Best of all it sounds fantastic. You rarely get all of this at just over two grand. I look forward to investigating more of what this company’s turntable range has to offer. Highly recommended."Jeff Dorgay October 31, 2016
Bob Archer of CE Pro said:
“I was really impressed with the C-Major. It's well built, easy to put together, and it sounds fantastic.”
“I thought the C Major demonstrated the essence of the “vinyl sound.”
"I was continually blown away. The C-Major’s overall smoothness, rich dynamics and detail simply crushed my Thorens. It was the first time that I’ve had a turntable in my home that wasn’t dramatically more expensive than the value of my Thorens but against which I felt my setup wasn’t competitive”
“The C-Major is an excellent way to put discerning music fans into a vinyl solution without the audiophile pricing normally associated with some turntables.”
Note that this is the THIRD amazing review of this awesome turntable!
Also, the C-Sharp has been named a 2017 Reviewers Choice at The Absolute Sound .
- Nominal speed: 33/45 rpm, manual speed change
- Speed Variance: 33rpm: ± < 0.09%, 45rpm: ± < 0.10%
- Wow and flutter:33rpm: ± < 0.05%, 45rpm: ± < 0.05%
- Signal to noise: S/N Ratio ( mechanical noise): – 40 dB, Signal to noise (electrical noise): -68 dB
- Downforce range: 0 – 30 mN ; 0 - 3.0 grams
- Supplied counterweight system: Counterweight 110 g without additional insert → for cartridges 5 – 9 g; Counterweight with additional insert 148 g →for cartridges 9 – 17g
- Effective tonearm mass: 14.5 g
- Effective tonearm length: 9"
- Overhang: 18mm
- Power consumption: 5 W max / 0.5W standby
- Voltage: Universal switch mode power supply:
15 V DC/1.6 A, 90-264 V AC, 47 - 63 Hz
- Dimensions: (W × H × D):
18.1" × 13.9" × 4.9" (without dustcover)18.1" × 13.9" × 5.6" (closed dustcover)18.1" × 15" × 17.1" (opened dustcover)
- Weight: (Turntable) 19.8 lbs.
- Weight: (Boxed) 26.5 lbs.
E-Glo Petit Hybrid tube phono preamplifier
Only $2595.00 with separate LPS power supply (Save $200.00)
$1595.00 with tonearm, cartridge & dustcover that competes with other tables at $2500.00
Read the entire review at:
$3,995.00 with 10" C-Note carbon fiber tonearm & $1000.00 Ortofon Quintet Black Moving coil cartridge
$4,295.00 with 10" C-Note carbon fiber tonearm & $1295.00 Jo #5 MC cartridge
$3,495.00 with no cartridge
Call about special sale pricing on the C-Sharp in White while supply lasts-Save $700.00
Positive Feedback wrote a killer review:
"the EAT turntable performed so superbly and was so inexpensive that the audiophile may build a near state of the art system with the C Sharp at its core. How about that: phono reproduction with amazing sound, easy to setup and tweak, and all at reasonable cost!"
"It features a true 10" length, carbon fiber with aluminum arm tube, adjustability in every possible plane, special elastomer damping in the tube, gorgeous chrome finish, and all the counterweights you need for various cartridge weights. WOW!"
"If you want virtually state-of-the-art phono playback for under $10,000, including cartridge, build your system starting with the time-tested EAT C Sharp Turntable and Arm Combo at its heart. The EAT C Sharp Turntable Combination is that good!"
Read the full review at: https://positive-feedback.com/reviews/hardware-reviews/eat-c-sharp-turntable/
The Hifi-World review summed with:
$1995.00 C-Note 10 inch Carbon fiber tonearm
External speed control network
Optional dust cover
- Nominal speed: 33/45 rpm, driven by microprocessor, separate control panel, lighted control buttons
- Signal to noise: S/N Ratio ( mechanical noise): – 40 dB, Signal to noise (electrical noise): -70 dB
- Downforce range: 0 – 30 mN
- Supplied counterweights: without additional insert → for cartridge 5 – 9g (125g), with additional insert → for cartridge 8,5 – 13g (142g)
- Effective tonearm mass: 0.58 oz. (16.5 g)
- Effective tonearm length: 10"
- Overhang: .6"
- Power consumption: 8.5 W max / 0.5 W standby
- Voltage: Universal switch mode power supply 15 V DC / 1.6 A, 90-264 V AC, 47 – 63Hz
- Dimensions: 19.7" wide × 15.7" deep × 4.5" high without connectors, 19.7" wide × 17.12" deep × 4.5" high with connectors in the rear panel
- Weight (without box): 29.7 lbs. + 1.1 lbs. separate control panel
Jo No 5
Moving coil cartridge
$1,295.00 ($1395.00 in beautiful wood display box)
The perfect upgrade for any turntable! The Jo No.5 is an elegant masterpiece, both sonically as well as visually. The cartridge body and stylus guard are made of polyamide and are produced by an additive manufacturing process which is called Selective Laser Sintering (SLS). This process sinters thin layers of powder with a laser to build the final structure for a virtually resonance free material - perfect for analog reproduction. It comes in unmistakable mint green color(!) and features a very detailed, low distortion, natural and immersive sound that is the signature of all EAT products.
Here is what Bob Levi or Positive Feedback said in the first review:
Michael Fremer in his Audio Planet review said:
"Yes, you can get faster and leaner performance elsewhere and for that matter, warmer and softer too. I found the E.A.T. JO Nº5 to provide an ideal balance between the two. It certainly is no match for the super-costly “super cartridges” out there now, but considering the price, it leaves very little on the ‘table and it’s among the best looking transducers you can buy at any price!"
Read the full review at: https://www.analogplanet.com/content/looks-good-enough-eat-jo-n%C2%BA-5-...
Stylus type: Nude Fine Line
Stylus tip radius: 8/40um
Frequency response: 20-20,000Hz
Output voltage: 0.3mv
Channel separation: Greater than 23dB @ 1KHz
Compliance dynamic/lateral: 15 um/Nm
Tracking force range: 2.1-2.5g
Recommended tracking force: 2.3g
Tracking angle: Pure 4n Copper
Coil wire material: Greater than 20 Ohm
Recommended load resistance:
E-Glo S Hybrid Tube phono stage
with optional LPS external power supply-$3795.00 - Save $500.00
Soundstage summed their review with:
"I’ve harped in this review on the tube-like sound of the European Audio Team’s E-Glo S phono stage -- to me, its most prominent feature. But don’t think for a second that the E-Glo S ever sounded thick or veiled. It was a thoroughly musical phono stage that readily conveyed subtle cues in the music, the details that come together to build a musical performance."
"EAT’s C-Major turntable had a lively, very slightly crisp tonal balance. If aural memory serves, I imagine that the C-Major would be an ideal complement to EAT’s very slightly lush-sounding phono stage. If I were looking for a complete analog rig in this price range, I’d sure want to investigate this combo."
"That the E-Glo S adds some tube sweetening is what makes it, in my books, so special. In the 21st century, phono stages that use tubes to actually amplify a cartridge’s signal rather than using tubes only as buffer stages seem somewhat quaint, considering that it’s far easier to slam out 70dB of gain with transistors. But EAT has managed to use vacuum tubes -- that century-old technology -- as the gain devices of a great-sounding, thoroughly modern phono preamplifier."
Tone Magazine said:
"A $2,995 Marvel – The EAT E-Glo S Hybrid/Tube Phonostage""European Audio Team’s E- Glo S is incredible... the experience is unmatched. ...the amount of texture and breath that the E-Glo S contributes is impeccable."
If you’re working within the context of a well-crafted system, and looking to put together a great analog front end in the $6k-$12k range, that includes the table, cartridge and phonostage of your choice – you will be hard pressed to find anything more revealing than the E-Glo S.
Running the E-Glo S through its paces with about a dozen diﬀerent phono cartridges and hundreds of varied musical selections, it conﬁrms its excellent ﬁrst impression. This is a fantastic phonostage that is without compromise at its price. It’s easy to award this beauty one of our Exceptional Value Awards for 2018." - Jeff Dorgay
- Input impedance MC: 10,30,50,90,100,1000,47K Ohm
- Output impedance: 100 ohms
- Load capacity: 50,150,270,370,520,620,740 pF
- Gain MM: 45 dB
- Gain MC :45,50,55,65,70 dB
- RIAA accuracy within 0,5dB/20Hz – 20kHz
- Subsonic: 18 dB / Octave
- Input: RCA
- Output: RCA
- Power supply: DC18V/1
- Dimensions W × H × D 17.1" × 3.5" × 10.6"
LPS Dual Linear Power Supply
A clean power supply is one of the most important parts of the signal path. EAT Tuntables and Phono Preamplifiers can now deliver their
full potential with an external power supply that provides optimum results.
The LPS contains dual voltage outputs, each with a separate power supply in one enclosure and is done without compromise. High quality bridge rectification is employed as well as ultra-fast diodes, that is followed with a 8800uF filtration bank. The voltage regulator is fully discrete, no operational amplifier is used, and the voltage reference is TL431. This all results in very low noise and perfect regulation, while RFI is eliminated from the mains.
In many aspects it can be compared to solutions that rely on buffering by means of rechargeable batteries, for example, thus guaranteeing complete disconnection from the power grid during operation. The ripple voltage is lower than 1 microvolt and the voltage accuracy is better than ±0,05%, while the temperature drift is far below any standard power supplies.
The LPS can deliver simultaneously both 15v and 18v via the 2.1mm, XLR 4Pin, and 2.5mm cables that are included for use for a variety of combinations of many of our turntables and the E-Glo S Phono Preamp.
Input Power supply: 120V
Output voltage / current: 1 x 15V/2A ±0,05%, noise max. 10uV
Output voltage / current: 1 x 18V/1.5A ±0,05%, noise max 1uV
*1x 15V 2.1 mm for EAT C-Sharp, EAT C-Major turntables
*1x 15V XLR 4 Pin for EAT E-Flat, EAT Forte S turntables
*1x 18V 2.5 mm for EAT E-Glo S Phono Preamp, EAT Forte turntable
Dimensions (W x H x D): 17.1" x 2.4" x 10.6"
Weight: 10.8 Lbs.